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Amber Alert deactivated, children safe and unharmed

Amber Alert deactivated, children safe and unharmed

The BC Amber Alert issued earlier today was deactivated at 5:20 p.m., and the mother is now in custody, according to RCMP Sgt. Rob Vermeulen.

Airport robber, who stabbed driver in face, pleads guilty

A man who stabbed a motorist at the Castlegar Airport remains remain in custody at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre.

The  man who stabbed a stopped motorist at the Castlegar airport in February after vandalizing 10 parked vehicles has pled guilty to all but one charge relating to the February 16, 2014 incident.

Aaron Nichol Welch, 29, will remain in custody at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre while he undergoes a psychological and risk assessment as ordered in court Monday by Provincial Court Judge R. Hewson.

The information will be used for a  pre-sentence report ordered by the Judge.

Search team concludes mission to find missing New Denver area males Tuesday 'without success'

Search for the three missing New Denver area males ended Tuesday without success. — Photo courtesy TMTV

RCMP  Sgt. Darryl Little said the search for three males from the New Denver area missing after a canoeing accident Saturday afternoon on Slocan Lake ended Tuesday evening “without success”.

Hayden Kyle, 21, Skye Donnet, 18, and Jule Wiltshire-Padfield, 15, were canoeing from New Denver to Rosebery along with 19-year-old Lily Harmer-Taylor, when the accident happened on the water.

UPDATED: Missing girls from Vulcan Alta found

Police are trying to find missing Taya and Telisha Meisel.

The missing girl's in the amber alert were found Wednesday near Boston Bar.

See story.

RCMP asking public to help find missing Vulcan girls

Bears and booze keep NPD officers busy

Bears and booze keep NPD officers busy

Bears and booze kept City Police members busy during the weekend in Nelson.

The hairy bruins were a thorn in the side of Nelson residents during the weekend as NPD dispatch received several calls of reports of bears in both the hospital and Fairview areas.

During an altercation near Seventh Street and Gordon Road, officers were forced to use “non-lethal flash bangs” to scare the bear, who had made a mess of several bags of garbage on the streets.

NPD uses this method when the bear is non-aggressive.

Police seeking witnesses to explosion last night in dowtown Castlegar

Police seeking witnesses to explosion last night in dowtown Castlegar

A vehicle explosion in the 2 Street and 8 Avenue area of downtown Castlegar last night has police asking for public assistance.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson said the incident wasn't called in to police until the following morning, but reports made to The Source about the sound of explosions during the night may be related.

"Anyone with more information is asked to contact police (or Crime Stoppers)," he said. The Castlegar detachment number is 250-365-7721.

Theives caught asleep at the switch in Agassiz

Theives caught asleep at the switch in Agassiz

On Saturday, May 2nd, while conducting pro-active patrols Agassiz RCMP, arrested two males with a stolen truck.

At approximately 10:26 p.m., a police officer observed a truck parked in the boat launch parking lot on Esplanade Avenue. The truck did not have a boat trailer attached. Upon investigation the licence plate had an expired decal and was flagged as stolen from another truck.Further inquiries revealed that the truck itself was stolen as was the snowmobile in the bed of the truck.

Nelson Mayor pleased local police got robbery suspects off the streets

The City of Nelson is hopefully back to normal after two alarming events shook up the quiet, picturesque city.

In his nearly 40 years in Nelson, Mayor John Dooley can recall only a few times when events like the recent robberies and bomb threat have happened in the Queen City – but he’s glad to see that local police know how to handle things when they do.

“I can only remember a handful of times when something like this has happened,” Dooley said. “It’s important to realize that this isn’t an every day occurrence.

UPDATED: Couple facing laundry list of charges in connection to robberies/break-ins

Nelson Court House

New charges have been laid against two people arrested in relation to an armed robbery Friday at the Nelson and District Credit Union.

Andrew Stevenson, 34, is facing 15 charges while Krista Kalmikoff, 25, is facing 10, according to Deputy Regional Crown Counsel Philip Seagram. He said the current charges are in relation to the NDCU robbery as well as the robbery of the Kootenay Currency Exchange on April 11, and the break-ins at Simply Shoppers and Pharmasave in Castlegar on April 18.

Premier speaks to Nanaimo shooting

Premier speaks to Nanaimo shooting

Premier Christy Clark delivered the following statement in the legislature following the tragedy at Western Forest Products Mill in Nanaimo:

Madam Speaker,

Earlier today (April 30), a horrible tragedy took place in Nanaimo.

Police were called to the Western Forest Products Mill in response to calls about a shooting. The RCMP was on the scene within minutes, and have a suspect in custody.

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